Friday, June 8, 2012

Call for paper for the special issue of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CO-OPERATIVE MANAGEMENT: “The Governance of Co-operative Housing: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives”

Delineation and Illustrative Areas of this Special Issue
The special issue welcomes papers from scholars of diverse disciplinary backgrounds, theoretical contributions, and empirical studies including cross-country comparisons and multilevel analyses. It covers different topics, such as:
• interrelation of housing co-operatives and their institutional context (e.g. restructuring of housing policy and provision, welfare-state restructuring)
• housing co-operatives and sustainable development
• housing co-operatives and sociopolitical issues (e.g. social cohesion, mixed neighbourhoods, community building)
• comparing co-operative governance with approaches in public and private housing
• exploring different organizational governance approaches within the co-operative housing sector (e.g. member-based, market-oriented)
• analyzing role of boards, stakeholder relations, ownership structures, accountability issues,
legal aspects of governing housing co-operatives
• governance and innovation in co-operative housing
• relations between housing co-operatives and their members/residents (e.g. “tenant mentality” versus “ownership mentality”)

Publication Process
• 15th October 2012: submission deadline for extended abstracts (400 to 800 words). Abstracts should outline the problem, clearly state the research question and line of arguments, and sketch the methods applied and the expected results. Abstracts should be sent to
• 15th November 2012: acceptance notice to the authors and invitation to submit a full paper
• 15th March 2013: submission deadline for full papers (length of approx. 4,000 words), papers will go through a double-blind peer review process
• 30th April 2013: notice about acceptance, required revisions
• 15th June 2013: submission deadline for revised versions
• Sept/Oct 2013: publication of special issue

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